BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:49 am on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Most of my sites are generally small, straightforward business type websites with a limited number of pages. I usually have a main menu and a footer menu with text links like "About Blue Widgets". These would appear on every page.
Different anchor text pointing to the same page is pretty common and can be innocent - but it could also be the kind of manipulative SEO that Penguin doesn't like if it's over the top.
As I remember, the Historical Data Patent talks about anchor text that is not diverse enough, or anchor text that is too diverse.
Google surely cannot penalise sites for doing this when it is standard practice on millions of websites?